Consulting

Stiletto Network provides business consulting services on diversity and inclusion to global corporations, women’s groups, academic institutions, and philanthropies.

Most recently, Stiletto Network worked with Pamela Thomas-Graham, the former Chief Marketing Officer of Credit Suisse, to launch the women’s segment of the firm’s New Markets Initiative, which provided wealth advisory services for women, African Americans, and LGBT.

Subsequently, with Shaquille O’Neal and Credit Suisse, Stiletto Network launched Momentum: Black Men’s Leadership Retreat, which convened 50 of the nation’s most high-powered African American men in 2014 to focus on job-creation and economic empowerment in the black community.

Ryckman, working for Stiletto Network, also co-authored CS Gender 3000, a Credit Suisse research report that debunked the “Queen Bee” myth for women (view PDF of report and press release).

We have to find a way to be successful that doesn’t compromise us as women… When you’re a woman trying to speak and act like a man, you’re expending energy on that while other people are just focusing on the work. If you have to put energy into being someone you’re not just to fit in, you’ll always be at a disadvantage.”

Heidi Roizen, trailblazing queen of Silicon Valley (entrepreneur, corporate executive, VC, educator)

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